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  • Water quality $ for farmers in parts of 5 parishes

    May 10, 2012 7:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new U.S. Department of Agriculture program is offering money and advice to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in parts of five Louisiana parishes and six counties in Mississippi reduce runoff to badly damaged waterways. The program offers help with conservation practices such as using... more »
  • Crowley Oil Spill Update

    June 18, 2011 11:11 PM

    An update on that oil spill in Crowley we told you about last month. According to the Department of Environmental Quality, some eight thousand gallons of oil have been picked up since a leak at an oil storage tank. The D.E.Q also reports that there are no longer... more »
  • Cleanup Begins on Crowley Oil Spill

    May 30, 2011 8:26 PM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are cleaning up an oil spill in Crowley. The oil started spilling Saturday from a storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue. Oil has already made its way through drainage canals and into Bayou Blanc. Contractors were hired... more »
  • Oil Spill Seeping into Crowley Waterways 10PM

    May 30, 2011 12:02 AM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are working to clean up an oil spill in Crowley. The oil began spilling Saturday from an oil storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue, and that oil has made it's way into nearby Bayou Blanc. "We are... more »
  • Oil Spill Seeping into Crowley Waterways

    May 29, 2011 7:03 PM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are working to cleanup an oil spill in Crowley. The oil began spilling yesterday from an oil storage tank near the intersection of Standard Mill Road and Highway 13. That oil has made it's way through drainage canals and into nearby Bayou Blanc. Area... more »
  • EPA Monitoring Air Closely

    May 2, 2010 12:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says it's stepping up air quality monitoring on the Gulf Coast. There are concerns that vapors from the oil and controlled fires might cause health problems for people living in the region. An oil smell could cause... more »
  • Best and Worst Air Quality in the U.S.

    April 29, 2010 1:51 AM

    The U.S. areas with the best and worst air quality, according to the latest American Lung Association "State of the Air" pollution report: OZONE POLLUTION WORST: 1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, Calif. 2. Bakersfield, Calif. 3. Visalia-Porterville, Calif. BEST: 1. Bismarck, N.D. 2. Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, Texas 3. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho SHORT-TERM PARTICLE... more »
  • Opelousas man arrested in illegal dumping case

    February 19, 2010 6:21 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The director of a company that operates several wastewater treatment facilities in Louisiana has been arrested on charges he allowed untreated wastewater to be illegally dumped. The state Department of Environmental Quality said 57-year-old Joseph L. Jones, of Opelousas, faces 12 felony charges involving alleged violations... more »
  • La. gas storage project faces opposition

    February 15, 2010 11:48 AM

    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - An environmental group wants to stop a natural gas storage project in St. Mary Parish. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network has asked the state Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for the Henry Gas Storage plan. The report from LEAN says the plans to... more »

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